Automated system for handling tritiated mixed waste

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM-developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely, using the robot in a teleoperational mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive operations. Initially, this system will be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous-phase tritium released into the glove box. ... continued below

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Dennison, D.K.; Merrill, R.D. & Reitz, T.C. March 1, 1995.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a semi system for handling, characterizing, processing, sorting, and repackaging hazardous wastes containing tritium. The system combines an IBM-developed gantry robot with a special glove box enclosure designed to protect operators and minimize the potential release of tritium to the atmosphere. All hazardous waste handling and processing will be performed remotely, using the robot in a teleoperational mode for one-of-a-kind functions and in an autonomous mode for repetitive operations. Initially, this system will be used in conjunction with a portable gas system designed to capture any gaseous-phase tritium released into the glove box. This paper presents the objectives of this development program, provides background related to LLNL`s robotics and waste handling program, describes the major system components, outlines system operation, and discusses current status and plans.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95011842

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  • 3. American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) biennial mixed waste symposium, Baltimore, MD (United States), 7-11 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95011842
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--118897
  • Report No.: CONF-950877--7
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 67786
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710814

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Dennison, D.K.; Merrill, R.D. & Reitz, T.C. Automated system for handling tritiated mixed waste, article, March 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710814/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.